Thursday 11.8.16 Club Surfers "C" Practice - Tentative ** location to be announced**

12/08/2016 4:00 pm
12/08/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

"C" Surfers,

I know it's been a long time since we've gotten you out in the water. Conditions have been unsafe to run practice as we have been continuely pounded by high surf and winds. Looks like we may get an opportuinty next week on Thursday to pull of a practice. We'll continue to monitor conditions and send out an update early/mid next week.

Coach Marty

Saturday 11.3.16 Club Surfers "B" Practice will be at Dunes Beach at 8am.

12/03/2016 8:00 am
12/03/2016 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"B" Surfers,

Looks like we have a window to get some surf on Saturday morning ahead of the next big swell. South end of Dunes has a sandbar and should work well with the incoming tide. I'm bumping it up to 8am to make sure we get the best of what the morning has to offer.

See you all there!!

Coach Marty

Comps rescheduled in December

12/10/2016 7:00 am
America/Los Angeles

From Susan Coffey:

Hi coaches,

The cancelled contests on November 19th and 20th have been rescheduled. The new dates are December 10th and 11th.
Same location: Pleasure Point and / or the Hook.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Susan

SCSSL Hook Contests Cancelled this Weekend

From SCSSL Director Susan:

Hi coaches,

Unfortunately conditions for this weekend are deteriorating. The forecast is for rain and strong south winds and it's unlikely that we will have a large enough window of contestable surf to run a full contest.

The contests this weekend are CANCELLED. I will let you know the make up dates when I have them.

Thanks for your hard work and for being flexible!

Susan

Hey, you, goofy-footer!

Hey, you, goofy-footer!

There are some great video resources out there if you really want to improve you surfing technique. It can be challenging competing in Santa Cruz, the land of the right hand point break. But Surfline has posted a really helpful tutorial on how to crack the whip backside with Ace Buchan, narrated by former World Champ Barton Lynch (another right foot forward legend):

http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/how-to-do-backside-carves-with-a...

How to do Backside Carves With Ace Buchan
www.surfline.com

'It all comes back to the bottom turn,' says Ace
Hurley also has been running a serious of videos from the likes of team riders Michel Bourez and Kolohe Andino, which are archived here. So, even if you can't get in the water every day, you can do some mind surfing before this weekend's comp (so long as you get your other homework done first).

http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/hurley/surf-club/how-to-videos
How-To Videos
www.nike.com

Unlock your surfing potential with The Hurley Surf Club. Improve your technique with personal coaching, how-to videos and tips from the world's best athletes

Coach Mike

Surf Team Contests Scheduled for the Hook this Weekend

11/19/2016 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Surf Team Contests Scheduled for the Hook this Weekend:

(Note, ALL HMB High School alternates will be surfing in team round and will advance if they surf their heat as HMB will not be competing against another team this week)

From Susan Coffey:

Hi coaches,

Here is the schedule for this weekend.

Sat, Nov 19: Middle Schools at the Hook.

7:00
Shoreline
v SC Mountain
8:15 New Brighton v Half Moon Bay
9:30 Mission Hill v Aptos

Sun, Nov 20: High Schools at the Hook.

7:00 Soquel v Aptos
8:15 Santa Cruz v SC Mountain
9:30 v Half Moon Bay

(HMB, you get all 6 spots in each heat of your team round)
We have 5 HS teams this year instead of 6. Each team will have one contest where the team will automatically advance out of the team round. However, surfers will need to surf their heat to advance. Teams can fill the empty spots with additional surfers from their own team.

Location is always subject to change depending on how conditions develop. Please make sure to monitor your email before contests just in case there is a last minute change.

Contests rosters are attached.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Susan
831 458 9332

High School Surf Team Pics from Capitola

High school Surf Team -

Andre Bouchard has a couple hundred shots from the Capitola contest, including several interesting series that could be useful to review before this weekend's comp. Many thanks to Andre for taking the time to shoot and load these for the team. Details are below.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

From Andre: "I have loaded the full sequence of the ride and will leave these up for a week for parents and boys/girls to download their favorites. After a week, I will reduce the number of pics to just the best shots. Let me know if you have any issues with downloading. Please forward the link to other parents."

https://andrebouchard.smugmug.com/2016-HMB-Surf-TeamClub/110616Capitola.

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HMB High Surf Team Results from Capitola

HMB High Surf Team Capitola Results:

It was an action-packed Super Sunday for HMB with one of the strongest WNW winter swell pulses so far washing the season opener from Waddell to the relative protection of Capitola in Santa Cruz. Clean head-high lefts and rights swung through the line-up with contestable regularity, though there were indeed some lully heats. Crowds were on hand too, which meant certainly more than 5 other competitors in the line-up (ahem, no HMB coaches were seen near the main peak, though
"Team Geriatric" surf-toured all the way from the Hook to the Capitola Pier).

It was a nervous start for the team as a whole, with some very strong individual performances, but that belied the depth and talent of HMB, which is sure to emerge later in the season.

Team Round:

HMB (38) fell to an in-form and deep Santa Cruz high (66), but advanced a handful of surfers to the individual round. Men's shortboard saw Coel Miller (3) and Nate Feix (3) advance, along with Emma Stone (1) from women's shortboard and in men's longboard Clay Johnson (2) rallied through as well.

Alternate/Individual Round:

Several team alternates made wise use of their opportunity here. In men's shortboard as Andy Vana (2), Nic Bouchard (3) and Tanner Islander (3) made it through to the quarters before bowing out. Andy also advanced in men's longboard (2) before being halted in the semis (4). This was Nic's first comp and he displayed contest skills well beyond his limited comp experience.

Coel (3) and Nate (2) extended their run out of the quarters in men's shortboard, but ran out of waves in the semi-finals, finishing 6 and 5 there respectively after an abundance of strong power hacks and mature finishing maneuvers over the course of the day. Freshmen Clay Johnson and Emma Stone should be applauded for grinding it out all the way to the finals in men's longboard and women's shortboard, respectively. Clay was on point all day after trading the left with world-class longboarder CJ Nelson in the morning. He waited for quality waves to display his cross-stepping and critical nose rides, followed by 360 spins for finishing maneuvers. Emma won all her heats until the finals, when the fluky sets conspired against her. Very solid bottom and top turn combos will serve her well this season.

Final Results:

Emma Stone: (4) women's shortboard
Clay Johnson: (3) men's longboard

http://www.scsurfleague.org/ - full results and ranking can be found here over the course of the season.

The next contest will be upon us fast, scheduled for November 19-20 at either Pleasure Point/Hook or even Waddell depending on the forecast.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Surf Contest Nutrition Update

Surf Contest Nutrition:

I have been asked to resend this note from last year ahead of our first contest this weekend (thanks Andre!), which is an essential part of each surfer's recipe for success. Those planning on surfing more than one heat on contest day should be prepared to bring healthy snacks in their contest packs. Noshing in small portions between heats and staying hydrated is key -- keeping your energy levels elevated over the course of a potentially long day, even if you'd rather free surf, is crucial.

"Healthy snacks" include the likes of power bars (Kashi- or granola-type), trail mix, grapes, bananas, cuties (tangerines), veggie sticks, multi-grain chips or crackers, Gatorade, or juice mixed with water in your water bottles, etc. Or pick your favorite, so long as you can peck away at your snacks over the course of the contest, metabolize them easily and stay fueled. Donuts (again, sorry Marty!!), pizzas, hamburgers, burritos or other big entre's can wait until after the comp and will not leave you light on your feet or belly. Coaching studies have found that on contest day healthy complex carbs and glucose will give you the greatest shot in the arm. And you want to be able to sustain that over the day.

Formula 1 drivers wouldn't put sugar cubes in their tanks (maybe their competitors'); so as athletes, put the "high octane" fuel in yours. Don't stand there shivering wondering when the folks are going to leave their front-row parking space to go get you a big meal. Be prepared in advance and take responsibility for your own success. A couple power bars, fruit, Gatorade at a minimum will do. This is especially true at the Hook, Lane, Manresa and Waddell, which have minimal concessions nearby.

Let's start the season strong in our first regular season comp, with some energy and passion for your sport and teams! Especially after a long and successful water polo season (Good Luck Saturday Cougars!), it's time to refuel. We will have plenty-o-swell this weekend, so don't be caught napping in your heat and let's make the next rounds. May both teams have a fantastic contest at the Hook/Capitola this weekend. Good luck!

Also, note the recent NSSA comps at the Hook had a lot of non-competitors poaching in the contest area and conflict, and we are likely to face that as well. The SCSSL wishes to remind us that they have a permit for the staging area, but not the water. Please be polite and respectful if you drop in and burn non-competitors this weekend. Remember, no heat is worth a collision and injury though. Represent your team and league with style and maturity.

Mahalo,

Coach Mike

Thursday 11.3.16 6:45 AM "A" Surfers - Free Surf at Kelly Street

11/03/2016 6:45 am
11/03/2016 9:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"A" Surfers

Thursday 11/3/16 6:45am- Free Surf at Kelly Street

Marty and Oliver will open the gate for a "free surf" practice.

See you there!!

Coach Marty

Weekend SCSSL Contest Update - Location and Timing Shifts

11/05/2016 7:00 am
America/Los Angeles

Here's a contest update from the SCSSL - note time change AND earlier start time for high school squad on Sunday (be prepared with nutritious snacks and hydration for all-day event). Location may change on Sunday at last minute, be there early (6:30 am):

Hi all,

Well, conditions are not cooperating for a contest this weekend at Waddell - it’s going to be too big. We are moving the contests to back up locations in town where conditions look to be quite good. We will try again at Waddell for our next contest.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School will be Saturday at Capitola. Start time is 8:00.

8:00 Half Moon Bay v Mission Hill
9:15 New Brighton v SC Mountain
10:30 Shoreline v Aptos

HIGH SCHOOL
HIgh School will be Sunday at either the Hook or Capitola. We’ll make the final call when it gets a little closer. I’ll keep you posted.

Due to the time change mid weekend, we will start at 7:00 on Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks - and make sure your surfers remember too! Again, start time for High School teams is 7:00 !!

7:00 Half Moon Bay v Santa Cruz
8:15 SC Mountain v Aptos
9:30 v Soquel

CONTEST ROSTERS
Contest rosters are due Wednesday evening. You can find them on the website at www.scsurfleague.org. and attached.

Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League
www.scsurfleague.org
The Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League (SC SSL) 2016 / 2017 surf season is about to begin, with surf contests for middle and high school teams from Santa Cruz to Half ...

If you have any changes after you submit the roster, you can make them at the beach - just check in with the beach marshal and request the change.

Mahalo,
Coach Mike

Weekend SCSSL Contest Update - Location and Timing

11/02/2016 7:11 am
America/Los Angeles

Here's a contest update from the SCSSL - note time change AND earlier start time for high school squad on Sunday (be prepared with nutritious snacks and hydration for all-day event). Location may change on Sunday at last minute, be there early (6:30 am):

Hi all,

Well, conditions are not cooperating for a contest this weekend at Waddell - it’s going to be too big. We are moving the contests to back up locations in town where conditions look to be quite good. We will try again at Waddell for our next contest.

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle School will be Saturday at Capitola. Start time is 8:00.

8:00 Half Moon Bay v Mission Hill
9:15 New Brighton v SC Mountain
10:30 Shoreline v Aptos

HIGH SCHOOL
HIgh School will be Sunday at either the Hook or Capitola. We’ll make the final call when it gets a little closer. I’ll keep you posted.

Due to the time change mid weekend, we will start at 7:00 on Sunday. Don’t forget to change your clocks - and make sure your surfers remember too! Again, start time for High School teams is 7:00 !!

7:00 Half Moon Bay v Santa Cruz
8:15 SC Mountain v Aptos
9:30 v Soquel

CONTEST ROSTERS
Contest rosters are due Wednesday evening. You can find them on the website at www.scsurfleague.org. and attached.

Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League
www.scsurfleague.org
The Santa Cruz Scholastic Surf League (SC SSL) 2016 / 2017 surf season is about to begin, with surf contests for middle and high school teams from Santa Cruz to Half ...

If you have any changes after you submit the roster, you can make them at the beach - just check in with the beach marshal and request the change.

Mahalo,
Coach Mike

Thursday 10.20.16 6:30 AM "A" Surfers - Free Surf at Kelly Street

10/27/2016 6:30 am
10/27/2016 8:00 am
America/Los Angeles

"A" Surfers

Thursday 10/27/16 6:30am- Free Surf at Kelly Street

Marty and Oliver will open the gate for a "free surf" practice.

See you there!!

Coach Marty

Club Practice "C" Surfers - 10.25.16 - Miramar Beach - CANCELLED

10/25/2016 4:30 pm
10/25/2016 6:00 pm
America/Los Angeles

Club "C" Surfers

Tuesday 10/25/16 - PRACTICE IS CANCELLED AGAIN...

Sorry surfers.. Looks like we're being plagued with poorly timed storms. October hasn't been a good month for us.

Fingers crossed for a better November.

Coach Marty

SCSSL 2016 / 2017 Season

SCSSL 2016 / 2017 Season

Middle School / High School
Middle and High School dates will be finalized the Wednesday before the contest.

November 5 and 6, 2016 Waddell

November 19 and 20, 2016 Pleasure Point / The Hook

January 28 and 29, 2017 The Hook / Pleasure Point

February 25 and 26, 2017 The Lane

March 18 and 19, 2017 Manresa

State Championships
High School: April 22 - 24, 2017 Oceanside Harbor
Middle School: May 6 - 7, 2017 Oceanside Harbor

**all dates and venues are subject to change, see www.scsurfleague.org for updates and further information.

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